Restored to One
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Restored to One is a modern response (by James Jackson Toth of Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice, the No-Neck Blues Band's Dave Nuss, and Sunn0))) / Earth / Boris producer Randall Dunn) to the musical activities of a cult known as The Process Church of the Final Judgment, who used music to spread their visions of Gnostic reconciliation in a time of cataclysmic change. Sabbath Assembly has re-charged the original hymns of The Process Church and worked them into moving renditions that unite the trinity of rock, psychedelic and gospel into one triumphant re-awakening. The Process Church was an intensely creative, apocalyptic shadow side to the flower-powered '60s and New Age '70s. The influential group opened chapters in London, Europe and across the United States. Dressing in black cloaks and walking the streets with German Shepherds, they created their own intricately designed magazines, and promoted a controversial, quasi-Gnostic theology that reconciled Christ and Satan through deeper awareness and love. Funkadelic reproduced Process writings in two of its albums. The Process Church was accused of being part of a Satanic underground conspiracy by true crime pulps, most notably Ed Sanders' The Family, which linked the Church to the Manson murders. The recording follows on the heels of live shows across the US in the Fall of 2009, at which Sabbath Assembly performed previously unrecorded original hymns of the Church. More live events are planned, along with a documentary on the Process Church by William Morris of Skinny Puppy, a video for a song from the coming release, standard CD and LP releases and an archival LP box set (including readings of Process sacred literature by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Adam Parfrey, and Lydia Lunch, as well as LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH author Timothy Wyllie), and an off-Broadway theater extravaganza entitled “Gaming the Gods” based on the rise and fall of the Church.
Ye Are Gods
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Reaching beyond the scope of Restored to One, Ye Are Gods incorporates the ritual text and structure of the Process Church of the Final Judgment’s highest and holiest mass, the Sabbath Assembly liturgy (after which the band is named). In these hymns of the religious movement that emerged in the late ’60s as an apocalyptic shadow-side to flower power and New Age, Sabbath Assembly guides this mysterious Gnostic journey of the unification of Christ and Satan; the bliss of total submission to the gods Jehovah, Lucifer, Satan, and Christ; the wilds of the Apocalypse and a face-to-face encounter with the Angel of Death; and finally the moment of spiritual renewal in which the Process’s Law of the Universe is revealed. Joining vocalist Jamie Myers (Hammers of Misfortune, Wolves in the Throne Room) and drummer Dave Nuss are Genesis P-Orridge serving the role of High Priest(ess), aka “Sacrifist”; Eyvind Kang on viola for the liturgical “Declaration of the Gods”; on a chilling rendition of the hymn “We Give Our Lives,” guitarist/vocalist Imaad Wasif; and Timothy Wyllie, an original Process Church member, providing a homily from Process Church founder Robert DeGrimston’s Gods on War. Includes 20-page book.